The first table below looks at the demand for TDD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TDD over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Somerset region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test-Driven Development (TDD)
Rank 16 17 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing TDD 36 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 9.86% 7.14% 4.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.73% 11.02% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 7 6
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £363 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+83.07% -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
307 127 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 84.11% 64.80% 68.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 74 56
Average daily rate £350 £323 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -19.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £10.20 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.36 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
TDD
South West

TDD
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

TDD Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

TDD
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region.

TDD Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

TDD
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TDD across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

TDD Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

TDD
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TDD within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -12 16 £375 +15.38% 1
Bath +9 14 £308 - 2
Bridgwater - - - -
Street - - - - 1
TDD
South West

TDD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD.

1 32 (78.05%) Scrum
1 32 (78.05%) C#
1 32 (78.05%) .NET
2 22 (53.66%) SC Cleared
2 22 (53.66%) Security Cleared
3 21 (51.22%) SOA
4 20 (48.78%) Unit Testing
4 20 (48.78%) K2 blackpearl
5 19 (46.34%) SQL Server
6 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
7 15 (36.59%) SQL
8 11 (26.83%) MySQL
9 10 (24.39%) HTML
9 10 (24.39%) CSS
10 9 (21.95%) XML
11 8 (19.51%) Back Office
11 8 (19.51%) BDD
12 7 (17.07%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
12 7 (17.07%) Web Design
12 7 (17.07%) XSLT
12 7 (17.07%) XHTML
12 7 (17.07%) RDBMS
13 6 (14.63%) OO
13 6 (14.63%) Java
13 6 (14.63%) Scala
13 6 (14.63%) Sitecore
14 5 (12.20%) Umbraco
14 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (12.20%) Web Services

TDD
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing TDD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TDD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (48.78%) K2 blackpearl
2 5 (12.20%) Umbraco
3 2 (4.88%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (4.88%) Escenic
3 2 (4.88%) CMS
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.88%) Drupal
3 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.88%) MQSeries
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.88%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (46.34%) SQL Server
2 11 (26.83%) MySQL
3 7 (17.07%) Relational Database
3 7 (17.07%) RDBMS
4 4 (9.76%) CouchDB
5 2 (4.88%) Big Data
5 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Selenium
General
1 8 (19.51%) Back Office
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Developer
2 20 (48.78%) .NET Developer
3 7 (17.07%) SQL Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Java Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Junior
6 4 (9.76%) Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Junior Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Scala Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Junior Java Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Programmer
8 2 (4.88%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) PHP Developer
8 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Tester
8 2 (4.88%) Java Programmer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (78.05%) .NET
2 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
3 10 (24.39%) CSS
3 10 (24.39%) HTML
4 9 (21.95%) XML
5 7 (17.07%) XSLT
5 7 (17.07%) XHTML
6 5 (12.20%) Web Services
7 4 (9.76%) SVG
7 4 (9.76%) LAMP
7 4 (9.76%) Batik
7 4 (9.76%) Akka
7 4 (9.76%) Play Framework
8 3 (7.32%) jQuery
8 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.88%) HTML5
9 2 (4.88%) CSS3
9 2 (4.88%) Java RMI
9 2 (4.88%) Hibernate
9 2 (4.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (78.05%) Scrum
2 21 (51.22%) SOA
3 20 (48.78%) Unit Testing
4 8 (19.51%) BDD
5 7 (17.07%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (17.07%) Web Design
6 6 (14.63%) OO
7 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.76%) Pair Programming
8 4 (9.76%) Process Management
8 4 (9.76%) Web Development
9 3 (7.32%) MVC
10 2 (4.88%) Migration
10 2 (4.88%) RUP
10 2 (4.88%) OOD
10 2 (4.88%) UML
10 2 (4.88%) OOP
10 2 (4.88%) OOA/OOD
10 2 (4.88%) Automation Testing
10 2 (4.88%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 32 (78.05%) C#
2 15 (36.59%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) Scala
3 6 (14.63%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) SC Cleared
1 22 (53.66%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Sitecore
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) JBoss
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft